LifeSkills Training CD-ROM Wins Prestigious Teachers' Choice Award

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Princeton Health Press is proud to announce that Learning Magazine has selected the LifeSkills Training Elementary CD-ROM as a winner of the 2009 Teachers' Choice Award. The LifeSkills Training Elementary CD-ROM is an engaging, animated program designed to help children learn the valuable lessons taught in the Botvin LifeSkills Training drug abuse and violence prevention elementary school curriculum.

This is quite an honor

Princeton Health Press is proud to announce that Learning Magazine has selected the LifeSkills Training Elementary CD-ROM as a winner of the 2009 Teachers' Choice Award.

Now in its 15th year, The Teachers' Choice Award program was introduced by Learning Magazine to recognize the best educational products on the market. The products are judged exclusively by teachers, who use the products in the classroom and rate them on their quality, instructional value, ease of use, and innovation. Teacher teams from across the United States gave the LifeSkills Training Elementary CD-ROM exceptional marks.

The LifeSkills Training Elementary CD-ROM is an engaging, animated program designed to help children learn the valuable lessons taught in the Botvin LifeSkills Training drug abuse and violence prevention elementary school curriculum. Four lively characters lead children through interactive activities to help them learn personal self-management skills, general social skills, and drug resistance skills in the context of everyday experiences familiar to elementary-aged children.

"This is quite an honor," said the program's developer, Gilbert J. Botvin, Ph.D. "This CD-ROM is an exciting new prevention product for us, and it's tremendously rewarding to have it recognized by this prestigious group." An internationally renowned expert in the field of substance abuse prevention, Dr. Botvin is a professor of Public Health and Psychiatry at Cornell University's Weill Medical College and director of Cornell's Institute for Prevention Research.

The Botvin LifeSkills Training program is an evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention approach with more than 25 years of peer-reviewed research behind it. The program has been cited for excellence by numerous organizations, including the U.S. Department of Education, the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Studies testing its effectiveness have found that the Botvin LifeSkills Training program can reduce the prevalence of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use by as much as 87 percent.

For additional information, contact Paulina Kalaj at 914-421-2525 X221 or visit http://www.lifeskillstraining.com.

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